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christopher mackenzie, 30. remembering the fallen. more than 1,000 people turn out to pay tribute to 19 arizona firefighters killed while battling a wildfire. >> they ran toward the danger to protect those running from it. egypt on edge. the egyptian military gives president mohamed morsi an ultimatum, come to terms with anti-government protesters or have the army step in. and failure to launch. an unmanned russian rocket makes a short trip including an unplanned return to earth. this is the "cbs morning news" unplanned return to earth. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday july 2nd, 2013. captioning funded by cbs good morning, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, the erratic and
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fast-moving arizona wildfire that took the lives of 19 firemen is zero percent contained this morning and has burned more than 8,400 acres. last night, an emotional ceremony was held for the firefighters. more than 1,000 people gathered including friends and family. the fire destroyed an estimated 200 homes and buildings in yarnell, that's just northwest of phoenix. the firefighter were from prescott. melanie woodrow is there now. good morning, what can you tell us about the situation now? >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. we're learning more about these 19 firefighters including their names and their passion for firefighting. for most, this was more than a job, this was their life calling. the bodies of all 19 firefighters killed in the yarnell hill fire saturday arrived at the medical examiner's office in phoenix.
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autopsies will be performed on all 19 within the next few days. in prescott, where most of the firefighters lived, more than 1 thouk 1,000 packed the gym. >> it's a packed hall, and, god, i love you for it. thank you. >> reporter: andrew ashcraft was like most of his crew, in his 20s and loved his job. unlike most of his crew, ashcraft leaves behind a wife and four children. >> he wanted to be a firefighter hotshot all of his life. >> reporter: while the town of prescott mourns up the road near yarnell the fire that has already claimed 19 lives continues to burn. this map shows the size of the fire, an estimated 8,400 acres. the red hash mark means it's uncontrolled with no containment lines. about 500 firefighters mainly on the edge of the blaze in the town of yarnell and the valley still under evacuation orders. >> trying to keep in touch, with each other, trying to figure out where everybody went, and not really knowing if our
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house is still standing. >> reporter: at least 50 homes were destroyed in yarnell, but sources tell cbs news the actual number could be as high as 200. and it's expected to get very hot again here in today in arizona. the heat and the wind have been major obstacles in battling this blaze. anne-marie. >> melanie woodrow in prescott, thank you, melanie. david bernard has more on the heat wave gripping the southwest. >> that heat's going to continue to roll on in the southwest. no relief in sight, at least not until maybe later next week. in fact, a significant record has been set it appears in death valley, as the hottest june on record. it looks like the average temperature for june came in at over 101 degrees, that breaks the old record of 100, set back in 1960. all to blame is a huge area of high pressure. it's a big bubble of high pressure sitting over the southwestern united states. that's going to gradually break down. but, again, it's going to take
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the rest of the week for that to happen. in the meantime, it's causing it to be extra mild and stormy across the eastern half of the u.s. but in the meantime, the hot weather rolls on today. look at the forecast high temperatures. 127 for death valley today. las vegas, 114, 112 in phoenix. even boise, idaho, it's going to be super hot with highs around 108 degrees. i'm david bernard, cbs news, miami. well, the storms david mentioned produced wild weather and damage on the east coast. a massive round of storms hit massachusetts. heavy rains and strong winds did worse damage. the national weather service confirms a tornado touchdown in new jersey. and a tornado warning was issued for maryland when a strong storm system moved in. in colorado near colorado springs, heavy rains caused flooding and mud slides in an area that had been burned there by wildfires.
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20e highway was closed and about to egypt now where president mohamed morsi rejected an ultimatum from egypt's military to negotiate an end to the country's political crisis. hundreds of thousands calling for morsi to step down, return to the streets after the army gave him a 48-hour deadline. egypt's military denied the plan to coup but said if morsi does not meet the demands of the people, it will impose its own plans for the country. from tanzania, president obama said morsi needs to talk to the opposition. >> what we've encouraged the government to do is reach out to the opposition and work through these issues in a political process. it's not the u.s.' job to determine what that process is. but what we have said is go through processes that are legitimate and observe rule of law. >> the president called morsi yesterday and said the u.s. supports democracy in egypt, not any particular leader. u.s. officials continue to deal with the fallout from the secrets revealed by edward
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snowden, using information that allegedly came from snowden, the german magazine "der spiegel" reported the nsa eavesdropped on european union offices. meanwhile, snowden remains in the moscow airport and the number of countries that he's seeking asylum in is growing. tara mergener is in washington with more. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. according to wikileaks, snowden has requested asylum in 20 countries including u.s. rivals, china, cuba and venezuela. edward snowden's hopes of finding asylum in ecuador are in doubt. now the former nsa contractor is asking for help from other nations. he's been holed up at a moscow airport for more than a week. u.s. officials want him to return to face espionage charges. >> there have been high-level discussions with the russians about trying to find a solution. >> reporter: russian president vladimir putin said he won't send snowden back to the united states.
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but added that snowden will have to stop leaking nsa secrets if he wants asylum. on monday, wikileaks published a statement from snowden saying the obama administration is actively trying to prevent him from gaining asylum. now, it's being reported that after promising not to do so, president to pressure the leaders of the nations from which i have requested protect to deny my asylum petitions. >> the europeans are some of the closest allies that we have in the world. >> reporter: meanwhile, president obama deflected criticism over new leaks related to snowden. this week, a german magazine reported the nsa bugged european offices in washington, d.c., new york and brussels. >> i guarantee you that in european capitals, there are people who are interested in if not what i had for breakfast, at
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least what my talking points might be. that's how intelligence services operate. >> and european leaders are not taking the report lightly. france's president has demanded the u.s. stop its eavesdropping practices and even said the allegations could jeopardize upcoming trade talks between the u.s. and europe. anne-marie. >> tara mergener in washington. thank you, tara. well, coming up on "the morning news," george zimmerman in his own words. jurors in his murder trial hear zimmerman describe the night he killed trayvon martin. this is the "cbs morning news."
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former congresswoman gabrielle giffords visiting a shooting range in las vegas. she visited yesterday. it was the first time she fired a gun since she was shot in the head 2 1/2 years ago. giffords and her husband, former astronaut mark kelly all pushing for expanded background checks for gun purchases. in florida, the lead detective in the george zimmerman murder trial will be back on the stand today and as susan mcginnis tells us, on
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monday, jurors heard zimmerman's description of the deadly shooting. >> reporter: prosecutors played an audio recording of george zimmerman telling police what happened the night he shot and killed trayvon martin. zimmerman said he got out of a car to find a street sign to give police his location. >> i was walking back through to where my car was and he jumped out from the bushes and he said what the [ bleep ] is your problem, homey. >> reporter: jurors also saw an re-enactment zimmerman did with police the next day. the neighborhood watchman said the 17-year-old was beating him up and reached for his gun. >> his arm was going to my side, and i grabbed it and i just grabbed my firearm and shot him. >> reporter: during cross-examination of the lead investigator, the defense asked about any changes in zimmerman's story. >> as we look at that video, as you looked at it, it was quite consistent with what he had told you before, correct? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: in the recording, zimmerman said he repeatedly
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screamed for help. a scream was caught on a 911 call made that night. >> do you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> reporter: a senior fbi audio expert testified the scream whch lasted about three seconds is not long enough to identify. but during his testimony, the fbi expert said it may be easier for someone familiar with the voice to identify it. legal experts said the prosecution wants jurors to hear that before they gaul martin's mother to the stand. >> miss fulton can come in and basic say i've heard his screams. those are his screams. >> reporter: the defense argues the voice is zimmerman's. susan mcginnis, cbs news, sanford, florida. an unmanned russian rocket made a very short trip with an unscheduled stop. the rocket lifted off from its launchpad in kazakhstan early this morning but then quickly veered off course, rotated, fell apart in midair and crashed near the launchpad. no, no one was injured. the rocket was carrying three
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navigation satellites. a russian news agency said the burning rocket fuel on the pad may pose an environmental threat, though. straight ahead in "moneywatch," a jury draws a verdict in the case of a man facing jail time for drawing on the sidewalk with chalk. yeah. [ male announcer ] frequent heartburn? the choice is yours.
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los angeles, a high of 90. on the "cbs moneywatch," car sales rev up and an activist in san diego talks up a legal victory. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. car sales in the u.s. appear to be picking up speed. automakers release their sales report today and economists believe consumers bought more cars last month than they did in may. they think it could be the best june since 2007 before the recession sent car sales & plummeting. asian markets were mixed after encouraging manufacturing data from europe. tokyo's nikkei added 1%, while "the hunger games" lost 0.5%. on wall street, the dow gained 25 points keeping it just short of 15,000. the nasdaq rose 31 points. tribune media company is moving from newspapers to tv.
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they're buying 19 stations for $2.7 billion. the company already owns 23 stations. the deal will make it the nation's number one local tv broadcaster. tribune came out of bankruptcy six months ago and is looking to sell its newspapers including "the chicago-tribune." in san diego an activist arrested for writing anti-bank slogans in chalk has been acquitted. jeff olson was charged with vandalism for scrawling messages like "no thanks, big banks" on the sidewalks outside of branches of bank of america. he faced 13 years in prison. but a jury found him not guilty. and rumors that apple may be developing a smartwatch could be true. the tech giant applied to trademark the iwatch in japan. the application was made in early june, but not made public
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until just last week. if apple develops the wearable device, it will reportedly run on the same operating system used by the iphone and ipad. that would have to be a really big face on that watch in order to see what you're reading, right? >> i'm so used to checking my time on my phone. >> me, too. >> that would be too many options now. >> exactly. lots of gadgets there. >> i think i still want them all, though. ashley morrison here in new york. thanks, ashley. when we return, an historic day in california. and find out what it feels like to knock the west tennis player out at wimbledon. this is the "cbs morning news." (announcer) bring the adventure to their bowl with a whole world of exciting flavors. friskies. feed the senses.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. lots of rain. washington, d.c., thunderstorms. atlanta, thunderstorms as well. and st. louis, lots of thunderstorms. denver, afternoon thunderstorms. seattle, mostly sunny. ♪ round two of the battle over abortion rights in texas is under way. thousands of protesters rallied
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outside the capitol in austin monday. they're trying to stop republican lawmakers from passing a tough new abortion law. last week democrat wendy davis filibustered and helped block the bill from passing. but this time, republicans say they will make the deadline. and in los angeles, the county clerk's office will be open late. they're extending their hours because of all the same-sex couples rushing to get marriage licenses. teresa garcia has more. >> reporter: chuck king and carlo charmoni sealed their kiss after 40 years together. >> it's a good day. >> reporter: on friday, a federal appeals court cleared the wait for same-sex marriage to resume in california. county clerk's offices like this one in beverly hills are packed with same-sex couples. the number of applications for marriage licenses in l.a. county more than doubled over the
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weekend. more than 600 couples have applied online for their licenses since friday. dozens of couples rushed to get married at courthouses and west hollywood council chambers where the city performed a day of ceremonies for free. it also temporarily deputized its city councilmembers to officiate to meet demands. >> there's no word in the dictionary to express how i feel. this is awesome. >> reporter: a bulgarian graduate student and his husband julienne marsh are the first gay couple in the u.s. to have their application for immigration benefits approved. news follows wednesday's supreme court decision that extends federal benefits to gay couples. >> this country was willing to turn its back on him and now it's not. >> reporter: critics of same-sex marriage say the fight is not over. but gay couples across california and the u.s. are moving forward and celebrating. teresa garcia, cbs news, beverly hills.
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in sports, this year's wimbledon is looking a lot like march madness with upset on both the men's and women's side. and monday saw another big name falter. women's top seed serena williams who had won 34 straight matches goes down on centre court to germany's sabine lisicki. 6-2, 1-6, 1-4. afterwards, the emotional lisicki described it. >> i'm so happy. >> it was a wonderful moment, wasn't it >> oh, yes. serena played a fantastic match. she's such a tough opponent, and, you know, it's just amazing feeling to win this match. the crowd was so nice and thank you. >> meanwhile, men's top seed novak djokovic takes out tommy haas in straight sets to advance to the fourth round. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a
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new look at aging and fertility in women. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." texas cheese fries to share. g all part of our 2 plus 1 equals $20 dinner deal only at chili's. more life happens here.
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,,,,,,,, 150 years ago this week, the battle of gettysburg broke out. the fighting left 51,000 soldiers dead, wounded or missing. chip reid met one man who remembers the battle through a special connection. >> this is just day one at gettysburg. >> reporter: gary rote has been a guy at gettysburg here for many years. it focuses on the experiences of one man, his great, great grandfather. >> not only one soldier, but his family, how he's rippled through time, how he's honored because he's a true here tro. >> reporter: sergeant patrick delacey served in the 133rd
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infantry. your great, great grandfather was firing across in pickett's charge. pickett's champ was a decisive battle of gettysburg with an estimated 6,000 killed or injured. it was a devastating defeat. you went your your entire life not knowing anything from gettysburg and what happened here. what changed that? >> it was a gift from my wife. not only does my ancestry have a detailed record which i had of what he did here, but i have the medal of honor which he was awarded. >> reporter: his great great grandfather lived to be 79 years old, shortly before he died he wrote about his experience in of gettysburg in the scranton truth. >> he gets the order to deploy
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in a skirmish array, the boys of that country raise a cheer and rush down the slope to willoughby run. >> reporter: for this woman, they expected a history lesson but he got so much more. >> it was very real. >> reporter: it made you emotional? >> yes, it did. >> reporter: why? >> i promised myself when i got the license if this ever became a job i would walk away. every visitor i take out gives the exact they'll enthusiasm and the same tour. >> reporter: 150 years later, gary is giving new meaning to the words of abraham lincoln, that those who gave the last full measure of devotion here shall not have died in vain.
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chip reid, cbs news, gettysburg. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," an update on that deadly arizona wildfire. and we'll hear from the widow of one of the 19 firefighters killed. plus, we will show you a camp for computer hackers and tell you why homeland security is a big sponsor. and neal warren co-founder of e-harmony joins us in the studio. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ,,,,
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